1. The Jaguars are getting Jamal Agnew back soon
The Jaguars suffered a big blow last year when they lost Jamal Angew to a season-ending hip injury. After all, he was one of their few playmakers on offense and one of the most electrifying returners in the whole league.
Agnew is now practicing with full pads and partook in team drills Sunday. He’s trending in the right direction and should return early in the regular season, maybe even in Week 1, when the Jags will face off against the Washington Commanders.
Even though the Jaguars have several players that could handle return duties, including Laviska Shenault and Chris Claybrooks, Agnew is the best of the bunch, and having him back for the season opener would be huge. Last season, he returned a kickoff and a missed field goal for touchdowns. He also took a 66-yard carry to the house.
The Jags will try to keep Agnew as fresh as possible and will probably limit the number of snaps he will get on offense this upcoming season. Having said that, they will likely design a few plays where they will get him involved.
Not many things went right for the Jaguars last season but landing Agnew in free agency was a bright spot. Looking back, giving him a three-year deal worth $14.5 million wasn’t probably a bargain but it was money well spent.
The Jaguars bolstered their offense and their defense in the offseason. If they can get adequate production from the kicker position and Agnew can have the impact he had last year, they will be a well-rounded team in 2022.